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sent to Coventry

  1. simple past tense and past participle of send to Coventry
    • 1844, E. A. Poe, Marginalia
      Now were these indecencies perpetrated by an American critic, that critic would be sent to Coventry by the whole press of the country [...]
    • 1992, That Creeping Feeling, episode 3x02 of The Brittas Empire:
      Julie, the staff, carrying on like that. … Not speaking to you. They've sent you to Coventry.